i decided to go ahead and update the debian package to the latest
"unstable" version, and encountered an error updating the database.
i then downgraded back to the "stable" version, and noticed that
i am having the same problem if i try and export my recipes
(to gourmet xml format) in stable as well. attached is the
traceback i get (i believe it is the same in both versions).
note that the recipe causing the problem is the only recipe
i have so far that has an image associated with it, and from reading
the backtrace it seems that this is part of the problem.
anyway, let me know if i can provide any more information.
 still not officially uploaded though...